West Weekly 4/29/2020

West Weekly Stay Home Stay Healthy Edition  - Week 6

April 28, 2020 

Accelerated Reader.   Students will have until May 1 to earn points.

We want to honor all the students who have been working hard to earn the AR medals for the 2019-2020 school year.  Since we moved  to remote learning at the beginning of the 4th quarter, we have adjusted our point totals accordingly.   To access AR click here. 


Adjusted 2020 AR Medal Points Totals

K - 10        3 - 60

1 -  35        4 - 75

  2 - 45          5 - 100


Personal Belongings: We are working on a plan to return students personal belongings and educational materials.  Please watch for more information later this week. 


Remote Learning:  It has been exciting to see students engaging with our remote learning.  Remote Learning Packets can be accessed online or pick up at the following locations:  

  • Tolono: Unity West Elementary School in the file cabinet in front of the school.

  • Tolono: The office at The Oaks between 1pm and 5pm.

  • Sadorus: At the town hall building in the maroon newspaper vending machine.

  • Pesotum: At the lending library next to the town hall on the east side of town.


If you find that the packet folders for K-5 are empty, please email Mr. Fisher (fisherf@unity.k12.il.us) and he will refill them as soon as he can.

Packets for the week of May 4 will be available after 2:00pm on Friday. 


Office Hours: There is typically someone in the office Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 am and noon.  Many days there is someone there past noon.  If you need to get a hold of someone at the school, you can call the school (217-485-3918)  or email Mrs. Reichert (reichertl@unity.k12.il.us)  or Mr. Fisher (fisherf@unity.k12.il.us).


Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch Schedule: All Unit Seven students are welcome to pick up a grab and go breakfast/lunch combo.  All meal pick up is at Unity High school on the east side by the baseball diamond. 

Times:  9:30-10:30

Monday 2 days worth of meals 

Wednesday 3 days worth of meals Pandemic EBT Application Available: The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) launched the Pandemic EBT application for families on May 1 at https://abe.illinois.gov/abe/access/. P-EBT is a new special benefit that can help families buy food for their school age children who would normally receive National School Lunch Program (NSLP) free or reduced-priced meals when schools are in session. All families with school age children who attend schools approved for Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) are eligible for the benefits as they receive NSLP meals at no charge.


UPDATED INFORMATION Spring Pictures and Yearbooks: 

See the below message from Lifetouch. 

Dear Families, If you would like to place an order for the Lifetouch school pictures that were taken earlier this Spring, go to mylifetouch.com. You will need to first call 1-800-736-4753 and Lifetouch will help locate your credentials since you did not receive a proof for your Spring Pictures. Free shipping to your homes will be available until May 31, 2020 when you order on mylifetouch.com with promo code SMILES. 


Seminar Survey:  The PTO is looking into hosting a parent seminar during the upcoming school year and would like to have your input!  The topics could include: 

  • Executive Functioning Basics: What are these skills and how do they affect my child in the classroom?

  • Stop, Think, Squirrel!:  How can I help my child pay attention?

  • It’s Not Done Until It’s Turned In: How do I help my child with organization and task completion?

  • Stigma Busters: The truth about child labels.

 Please visit this link to submit which parent seminar you would be most interested in! 


Committee Chairs Needed:  We have several PTO committees that are looking for chairs for the next school year. 

·       Apparel

·       5K and T-Shirts

·       Trivia Night (shadow during the 2020-21 school year)

·       Book Fair (shadow during the 2020-21 school year)

·       Accelerated Reader

If you would like more information about the open positions, please reach out to us at westpto@unity.k12.il.us!

We will continue to update families as we get new or updated information.  Feel free to call the school office at 217-485-3918 if you have any concerns or questions.